I fell in love with the practice of yoga during my first class in 1988. I am still in love with it though my practice and understanding of it has evolved and changed many times.
I finished my first teacher training in 2002 and have been teaching ever since. My early teaching years were informed by the Vinyasa styles that combine breath and movement. After a few years of teaching, I was pulled in the direction of alignment-based practices and discovered Anusara Yoga and subsequently completed another teacher training.
I have been lucky enough to train and study with many gifted yoga teachers and I am very grateful for the wealth of knowledge they shared with me.
The learning process continues. My understanding of the practice, of the body and movement grows and evolves. I love that the practice of yoga combines many things: meditation, breath, movement, strength building and flexibility among some. For me, the focus on the breath is the centerpiece around which the other parts move.
I teach to my audience. I believe that every body is unique and there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all alignment and practice. Our bodies vary in shape, proportion, age and along other dimensions. As such, the practice needs to accommodate the body and not the other way around. I believe there is a yoga that will fit the needs of any individual regardless of their physical condition.
I bring my understanding of biomechanics, anatomy and movement-science to my teaching while also allowing every practitioner to express themselves in their very own special way.
I invite awareness and attention to the breath, so yoga can do its magic of soothing the mind and the soul while opening and strengthening the body.
I recently moved to Asheville and am very happy to be a part of this very vibrant and supportive community.
Vinyasa Flow (L 1 & 2)
Fridays from 9:45 to 10:45 am
This is a flow class that utilizes movements synchronized with the breath as well as a precise sequencing of poses to warm up our joints, open our bodies and breath. Modifications and instructions will be offered so participants can tailor the practice to their own bodies.